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Purple Team Strategies

By : David Routin, Simon Thoores, Samuel Rossier
Book Image

Purple Team Strategies

By: David Routin, Simon Thoores, Samuel Rossier

Overview of this book

With small to large companies focusing on hardening their security systems, the term "purple team" has gained a lot of traction over the last couple of years. Purple teams represent a group of individuals responsible for securing an organization’s environment using both red team and blue team testing and integration – if you’re ready to join or advance their ranks, then this book is for you. Purple Team Strategies will get you up and running with the exact strategies and techniques used by purple teamers to implement and then maintain a robust environment. You’ll start with planning and prioritizing adversary emulation, and explore concepts around building a purple team infrastructure as well as simulating and defending against the most trendy ATT&CK tactics. You’ll also dive into performing assessments and continuous testing with breach and attack simulations. Once you’ve covered the fundamentals, you'll also learn tips and tricks to improve the overall maturity of your purple teaming capabilities along with measuring success with KPIs and reporting. With the help of real-world use cases and examples, by the end of this book, you'll be able to integrate the best of both sides: red team tactics and blue team security measures.
Table of Contents (20 chapters)
Part 1: Concept, Model, and Methodology
Part 2: Building a Purple Infrastructure
Part 3: The Most Common Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures (TTPs) and Defenses
Part 4: Assessing and Improving

Chapter 11: Purple Teaming with BAS and Adversary Emulation

In Chapter 10, Purple Teaming the ATT&CK Tactics, we detailed an entire kill chain based on the trendiest TTPs that have been observed throughout 2021. From this, we will summarize and choose some of the techniques we looked at and define a simulation plan. This can be used as a first example or customized, depending on the areas and controls we want to cover. Then, we will go through the prepare, execute, identify, and remediate (PEIR) process that we covered in Chapter 2, Purple Teaming – a Generic Approach and a New Model, to put us on the rails for the first exercise. We will mostly focus on the prepare and execute phases of the process and cover practical examples using the tools that were presented in Chapter 9, Purple Team Infrastructure. Then, we will extend this plan to test more mature and automated solutions to see how to improve our ratio between time and effort.

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